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Rwanda Airports Expansion

Rwanda Airports Major Expansion


Since about 7 years, air trafic dramatically grown in Rwanda, in order to meet the demand, the Governement of Rwanda has decided to upgrade its 3 mains airports. It includes terminal and runway expansions and new security, navigation and meteorological systems.


Kigali Kanombe International Airport (100% completed) :



Opening of a Transit Hall

Adding of escalators for disabled people

Check in Desk will be added from 9 to 18

A new conveyor belt will be added (3 in total)

A new car parking will be opened [August 2013 : completed]


Kamembe International Airport  [closed from November 1 2014 to March 31 2015] :


More Infos : HERE


New Terminal and Control Tower

New navigation and meteorological systems

New fire trucks

Extension of the runway, from 1500m to 2200m


Gisenyi Airport :



New navigation and meteorological systems

New security scanners

New fire trucks

Works on the runway

Kigali :




A view of the terminal from a RwandAir CRJ-900NG.



East Africa Spotter 14 February 2014

Kigali :




More space, more friendly, the expansion of  the  boarding hall is now almost completed.



East African Spotter 14 February 2014

Kigali :




The expansion of the arrival hall is taking shape.



East African Spotter 10 February 2014

Kigali :




The new departure lounge, from outside. When the expansion will be finished, the airport will able to handle 1, 5 millions of passengers per year,  instead of 500 000 today (the airport can currently  handle 300 000 passengers)



Mininfra  18 December 2013